Public Health Policy Meeting Approval
Subject and Focus
The public policy meeting’s theme was “Healthcare for All.” During it, Michael Lighty, the director of public policy for National Nurses United and the California Nurses Association, explained the Healthy California Act (SB 562) to the citizens of Nevada City. The Act, compared to Medicare for all, ensures that every citizen of California will receive comprehensive healthcare services (“Healthy California Act,” 2017). A further benefit of the Act is that it allows people to contact any health care providers and services they choose. Services for maintaining citizens’ physical and mental health and services for diagnosis and treatment will all be covered benefits.
The Act also guarantees that all required services, hospital stays (including daycare, home health care, hospice, etc.), and surgeries are available to the public. Therefore, the public policy gathering gave citizens all the information required to apply SB 562, the Healthy California Act. A panel of policy experts and healthcare professionals also joined Mr. Lighty to respond to queries from the public (YubaNet, 2017). Such gatherings are crucial to holding because they provide the community with insightful information about implementing current or upcoming policies, empowering them with the knowledge they need to meet their healthcare needs and requirements.
The Nevada Theatre, also known as Nevada Theater Cedar Theater, is a historic theater in the heart of Nevada City, California, where the public policy discussion was held. The Nevada Theatre is noteworthy because it is the oldest theater structure on the United States’ West Coast. The following link will take you to a YouTube video of the meeting that was recorded and posted.
Healthy California Act is mentioned (2017)
What is a public policy meeting? A meeting held by public or governmental officials to discuss and deal with public problems or issues, communicate and disseminate information, and engage in problem-solving, policy change strategizing and/or decision making. Open public policy meetings are when the public’s business is conducted in open, noticed meetings, where the public, lobbyists and members of the news media have the right to attend, record, broadcast, and in some cases participate in the meeting. An open meeting agenda is usually posted in advance and meeting materials may be made available.
Create a post seeking approval for your public policy meeting. Choose a meeting to view or attend. It must be a public policy body at work and related to health care. If it is a recorded meeting, please make sure it has been posted within the last year. Title the post with your name and the name of the policy meeting.
For example: Smith: Affordable Health Care Policy Meeting. In the body of the post include the title or topic focus of the policy meeting the date and time of the meeting the location of the meeting (if online, include the website). Some websites are:
https://www.c-span.org/ Links to an external site.search the video library or the live sessions)
http://www.youtube.com Links to an external site.(perform a search for your topic)
Your local government or healthcare organization websites
7th edition APA format, typed in Times New Roman with 12-point font, and double-spaced with 1″ margins.